Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares has a concussion and suffered a knee harm, following a terrifying incident on the ice at Scotiabank Enviornment on Thursday evening.
The knee harm has a few two-week restoration, whereas the concussion will preserve Tavares out indefinitely. He was cleared of all structural injury to his head, neck, and backbone at St. Michael’s Hospital, Leafs GM Kyle Dubas confirmed at present. He’s now again at dwelling along with his household, Dubas added.
“He’s resting at dwelling and recovering, for that we’re grateful,” mentioned Dubas.
However after all it may have been a lot worse.
Dubas additionally took time to name out the Toronto Solar for the image they used of Tavares on the front of their newspaper, which confirmed Tavares on his knees, bloodied, and trainers making an attempt to stabilize his neck. It was accompanied by the headline “Captain Crunched.”
A picture of the Solar’s entrance web page circulated on social media, and angered many Leafs followers — and it seems it additionally angered the Leafs themselves. Dubas referred to as the photograph “disgusting” and mentioned it “crossed the road,” transcribed beneath by Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.
Listed below are the complete remarks from Kyle Dubas on the Toronto Solar’s cowl that includes John Tavares: pic.twitter.com/hRRIivcuVu
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 22, 2021
“As a company we felt yesterday that the Toronto Solar cowl of their newspaper crossed the road and we discovered the duvet to be disgusting,” mentioned Dubas. “We simply thought that it was terribly insensitive on the a part of the Solar with reference to the photograph and the caption that accompanied the scenario yesterday. Only a full lack of compassion and respect on behalf of the Solar in the direction of John and his household, particularly for such an upstanding member of our group and neighborhood and his household that needed to endure that.”